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bito On December - 20 - 2009

What is the news in your town today?  Good lead story?  Compelling editorial?  Job hiring?

Or plant closing?  Let’s tell our friends here what is going on in your area!
Praise to Put downs.  What do they editors have to say?  What’ your local weekly saying?

What are the readers sending in their “Letters to the Editor?

We have members all over this country and world.  Let’s see how many we can share.

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Categories: News & Politics

Written by bito

Was once a handsome frog until kissed by an ugly corporate princess.----- Like a well honed knife, the internet can be a wonderful and useful tool. It can be used to prepare and serve a delicious meal or it can be used to cause harm. peace

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  1. Hopeington says:

    I’m a day late, but here is some good news for business owners in my area. I know 2 people who this will directly effect.
    Seems like Obama may have reached some of these bankers….
    our town still has about 13% unemployment.
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_14040186

    • bitohistory says:

      That is good news Hope, let’s “hope” that we see more of these stories. nellie does a good job in her un-reported news highlighting what the federal government is doing helping push the economy up but it is good to read it is filtering down to the local level.
      Good post! Thanks for sharing.

  2. nellie says:

    An opinion piece in the L.A.Times points out that when there are only 60 senators in the democratic caucus, everyone gets to be the 60th vote. The piece takes the onus off Lieberman — a little — and spreads it around.

    60th senator wields power over healthcare

    • bitohistory says:

      Nellie, from the editorial:
      “You never get everything that you want,” he said. “You try to keep improving the bill, and you do it next year or the year after.” Senator Rockefeller.

      I heard a couple of “pundits” on the morning gab shows condemning Obama and his use of “incremental legislation.”
      Do these people have zero memory?

      Also from the LA times a story on the drug wars on the border and in Mexico. Combining that with the story inthe Tucson paper, does anybody not living in a border state know that this is even happening?

      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2009/12/mexico-tijuana-police-boss-julian-leyzaola-gang-violence-drug-cartels-secretary-of-public-security.html

      • nellie says:

        I like KQ’s comment on the pundits — their first priority is marketing. And then there’s Al Gore’s take — all the emotionalism is designed to keep people from thinking, which, in effect, takes away their power. That’s why I prefer to read the news than hear it broadcast. I used to be addicted to the 24 hr news cycle, but Al’s book made me a total convert.

  3. bitohistory says:

    In the Star today they have a link to take a poll on what do AZ citizens want:

    http://www.thearizonawewant.org/the-arizona-we-want.php

    Polls rarely ask me the questions I want to answer, But I may give this a go.

    • javaz says:

      Did you see Benson’s cartoon showing Arpaio and Thomas as pit bulls and a mauled justice at their feet?

      Did you read the Op Ed letters to the editor where the guy blamed Hillary for Bill’s oral office escapades, but somehow compared Hillary to Tiger Woods, because Mrs. Woods is such a beautiful and sweet woman?
      I didn’t understand it either, but typical redneck Arizona hee-hawer.

      My head hurts from all the politics and it’s depressing, so am trying to ignore it all for at least a few days.

  4. javaz says:

    Since Christmas is this Friday, and it truly is the most wonderful time of the year --

    The Arizona Republic has a story about Santa Claus and his unhealthy lifestyle.
    Santa is morbidly obese, and the suggestion for all us good little girls and boys is to leave Santa a vegie tray with lo-fat ranch dressing instead of cookies and hi-fat milk.

    Also, the man responsible for the song, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” credits his lyrics to Merle Haggard’s “Grandma’s Homemade Christmas Card,” in which the grandma does not die, but the song is a tear-jerker leading the listener to believe that grandma is soon to meet her demise.
    So, Brooks, decided to kill grandma right off at the beginning of the song so there’s no wondering.

  5. bitohistory says:

    The lead story in the AZ Daily Star this Sunday is a story on the continuing and escalating drug wars and deaths in Nogales & Sonora Mexico.This Mexican state borders the U.S.and AZ.

    http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/metro/322086.php

    “On Dec. 8, there were six shootouts that left five dead and three wounded. A threat from gunmen to finish off one of the wounded still inside a city hospital forced the evacuation of 62 employees and seven patients. And police found four large banners with messages from drug cartels hanging from city bridges.
    The violence continued the following week with the discovery of a murdered body wrapped in a sheet and duct tape and the discovery of six bodies half-buried in a construction zone.”

    In 2006 there were 35 homicides in Nogales, so far this year there have been 101!


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